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The Impact of Postsecondary Remediation Using a Regression Discontinuity Approach: Addressing Endogenous Sorting and Noncompliance

Juan Carlos Calcagno, Bridget Terry Long

NBER Working Paper No. 14194
Issued in July 2008

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We would like to thank Josh Angrist, Tom Bailey, Eric Bettinger, Melissa Clark, John Deke, Kevin Dougherty, Tom Kane, Hank Levin, and Miguel Urquiola for detailed comments and suggestions that have improved the paper as well as participants at the Teachers College Society of Economics and Education Seminar and the Spencer Foundation Fall Fellows Workshop. We are also grateful to Justin McCrary for providing the Stata codes; to Pat Windham, Judith Thompson, and Sandra Burkholder for sharing the data and for their suggestions; and to Peter Crosta and Matthew Jacobus for excellent research assistance. This research was generously supported by the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, Lumina Foundation for Education through the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative, and the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR). All errors, omissions, and conclusions are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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